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Spotlight on: Tory Burch Home

12 Aug

By Whitney

Tory Burch is always a go-to for my work apparel and now she has turned into a name I am looking into for home.  I dream of having a white house with all blue/white accessories so thank you, TB for fulfilling that dream.  I am loving how delicate all of the pieces are so go take a look!

Spongeware Pticher

I love the idea of bringing this pitcher filled with flowers to a party as a hostess gift.  How pretty AND useful!

Tory Burch Spongeware Pitcher – $98

Jardin Placemats

Jardin Placemats – $98 (for 4)

Champs Glasses

Spring Meadows Set of 2 Champagne Flutes – $60

On another note (and one we don’t tend to do), our hearts go out for the sad sad loss of Robin Williams.  The outpouring of sweet comments from all kinds of cultural figures is truly touching.   The world is a little less funny today and there is nothing like that healing power of laughter.  “You’re only given a little spark of madness.  You mustn’t lose it” ~ Robin Williams.  Thank you for adding a little extra spark to all of our lives.


Father’s Day Gift Guide

3 Jun

By Whitney

Father’s Day is always a tough one, isn’t it???  June 15th is coming up so let’s try to be on top of this one.  If your dad isn’t going to love this dinner jacket (what father doesn’t love baby cat print?) I’ve tried to come up with some other ideas for lots of different types of dads.  Don’t just get your dad a book.  Get him a fun one like the Mischief Maker’s Manual.  Finding a gift for a dad with young kids?  I love the idea of him napping with this t shirt on and having his children literally play on him.  When in doubt, go for a pair of classic Sperry’s.

Father's Day Gift Guide


Clockwise from top left:  Father’s Day Cookie Box (instead of giving him a tie is way, cookies in the shape of one is way better) -$30 // Three Player Circular Chess (I like this as a way to decorate an office too!) – $50 // The Mischief Maker’s Manual (a book for the funny dad) – $20 //  Harry’s Winston Shaving Set (people love this!) – $25 // Hey Handsome Shaving Kit – $68 // Toolset Pen Set – $20 // Father’s Day Cupcakes – $60  //  Desktop Cornhole Game – $20 //NYTimes 36 Hours – 150 Weekends in the US and Canada – $30 // Sperry for JCrew Boat Shoe – $115 // Daniel Wellington Watch – $175 // Sam’s Natural Father’s Day Gift Set (for the outdoorsy man who needs some grooming) – $40 // Railroad Playmat T Shirt (amazing) – $22 // Wood & Faulk 16″ Carpenter Bag (this is perfect for my dad who literally is the town handyman / IT guy / basically the man who can fix absolutely anything) – $139





Mother’s Day Gift Guide

2 May


By Whitney

Next Sunday (May 11th) is Mother’s Day so I’ve compiled my favorite gifts for prices that aren’t cra-cra.  I am loving lots of these gifts and I’m sure the glam mom, the classic mom, the practical mom – they all will love them too.  Happy Weekend!!!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Clockwise from top left:  Striped Racket Cover (adorable for the country club mom) – $58 // Persifor Panthera Sarong – $58 // Kosta Nail Polish Paper Weight (for the glam work from home mama)- $65 //Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch – $160 //  Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers (Princess Kate has these too – TRENDSETTER) – $131 (were $175) // Henri Bendel Cosmetic Bag Trio – $78 //  Kate Spade for Keds Mesh Sneakers  (adore these with black cropped pants) – $75 // Kendra Scott Harlow Necklace (comes in lots of fun colors) – $195 // Hot Pink Greek Key Throw – $165 // C Wonder Lobster Bottle Opener and Whale Cheese Board  (for the mom with a beach house) – $15 and $38 // Gigi Monogrammed Embossed All in One Bag – $120 // Kate Spade “Mom Said So” Bracelet – $58 // Margaret Elizabeth Turquoise Drop Earrings – $52 // MZ Wallace Color Block Tote (love this in all solid colors + the gray/blue too!) – $195 // Barbour Eliza Summer Lydesdale (for the classic mom) – $179

I Heart Hearts. 2014 Version.

30 Jan

By Whitney

Valentine’s Day is coming up and while some are more into it than others, any excuse I get to wear hearts is a great one.  Since I’m now on my third annual post on hearts, how could I skip a beat (hehe).   I am really jealous of the munchkins who get to wear the Gap Kids Valentine’s Day outfits because I really wish they made those for grown ups (this dress?  How mod!).   I’ll settle for some of the below heart cuteness!

Heart Theme

Clockwise from top left:  Equipment Shane Sweater – $298 // Too Faced Sweethearts Flush Blush – $30 // Gorjana Friendship Hearts Bracelets (what an ADORABLE gift to your besties or sissies letting them know you love them) – $68 // Brass Plum Hearts Cosmetic Case – $12 // Heart Baking Cups – $10 // Sundry Heart Sweatshirt – $70 (was $100) // Sugar Paper Letterpress Heart Note Set – $18 // JCrew Factory Metallic Heart Tee (love this with just a black blazer and jeans for a night out) – $17 // Kate Spade Be Mine Stud Earrings – $48 // Hanky Panky Heart Shimmer Low Rise Thong – $25 // Hanky Panky Valentine’s Day Gift Pack – $54 // Asos Striped Sweater with Heart Elbow Patches – $41 // Williams Sonoma Mini Iced Valentine’s Day Cookies – $23 // PJ Salvage Queen of Hearts Set (I love this) – Camisole $42,  Shorts – $38 and Pants – $55 // Alice and Olivia Hilary Heart Flats – $240

Last Minute Beauty Gifts

20 Dec

By Whitney

I’ve had a lot of last minute gift requests from men for the women in the life.  Way to leave it to the last minute, boys.  I personally think the best places to hit up when you are crunched for Christmas time are Sephora and Nordstroms.  The gift sets for beauty are just great this year and I am loving all of the below.   There are lots of options out there.  Try the Drybar gift for the hair obsessed, every girl loves a manicure (no matter how makeup adverse you think a woman is) and the amount of eye colors in some of these sets is awesome!

Holiday Beauty Sets

Top Row: Ciate Mini Mani Month Set – $58 // Drybar Blow Out in a Box (this includes an AMAZING hairdryer) – $200 // Color Basics Palette (tons of shadows, blushes and lip color) – $25 // BareMinerals Eyeshadow Set – $79

Bottom Row:  Kiehl’s Greatest Hits Gift Set (wrapped and ready to go!) – $45 // Laura Mercier “Line and Define” Eye Pencil Collection (perfect for an eyeliner junky like me) – $45 // Sephora Fragrance Sampler – $65 // Deborah Lippman Big Bang Set (or try this smaller sparkly version of this A+ polish brand) – $78

Lauren’s Gift Guide – # 1

9 Dec

by Lauren

I’m calling this gift guide #1 because I know we are going to come up with many more ideas and will keep you posted throughout this wonderful holiday season.  For now – a few things off of the cuff!


MZ Wallace Quilted Tote

I have no idea what this fabric is, but I love it.



Office or home, a nice topiary is a welcome addition.


Smathers & Branson Key Ring

A really easy-breezy gift idea!


I am a total sucker for a good coffee table book – this one is next on my list.


Anything from the Ralph Lauren Royalty Bar Set is a great gift (low ball glasses, goblets, or champagne flutes) – all are a great addition to a bar set up.


Snake Opener

I just received this amazing serpent bottle opener as a gift – it’s stunning.  I highly recommend this as a great holiday surprise.


Who doesn’t love a great set of PJs?  Three J NYC is chic but cozy.  A huge thank you to Whitney for my most recent PJs!


I absolutely have to agree with Whitney – Nest Fragrances makes the best holiday candle.


I’m not even joking, the Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod scent is insane – you at LEAST need the body wash (and it makes a great gift).

Holiday Gifts Under $50

5 Dec

By Whitney

No one ever said the perfect gift needs to break your banks so let’s focus on some gifts for under $50.  Hostesses, sisters, a sussy for a friend – all of these are absolutely great options.  We only have three weeks left to shop (eek!) so let’s get going!!  Holiday Under $50

Clockwise from top left:  Laura Mercier Hand Creme Sampler – $28 // Kate Spade Corkscrew Set – $38 // Anthropologie Mod Dot Backup iPhone 5 (finally someone came up with one!) – $38 // Kate Spade Small Square Studs – $38 // Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit – $30 // Nest Scented Holiday Candle (smells amazinggggg) – $34 // Anthropologie Trimmed Mazurka Gloves – $32 // Reiko Lip Tease Mug (so cute!) – $25  // Sephora Glitz & Glam Favorites (such a great sampler!) – $45 // Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection (love these colors!) – $36 for 2 // Kate Spade “Glitter” Socks – $30 // Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker – $38 // Cara Couture Headband – $38  // BaubleBar Crystal Pinwheel Strand (I have this and adore it. It’s the perfect necklace for holiday) – $38 // Reindeer Ice Bucket / Wine Holder – $50 // Cobalt Suede Lulu Wallet – $45 // Echo Touch Studded Gloves – $38

White and Gold Holiday Gifts

4 Dec

By Whitney

It is time for the Pretty Polished gift giving guide posts to commence!!  These are my absolute favorite posts of the year to write and it is so much fun putting them together.  We all have a lot of holiday gatherings to attend and I always try to bring a little something to show the hostess my gratitude.  I love the idea of giving something with holiday sparkle but also can be used throughout the year.  White and gold is a great combination and I am loving the below items for some gifting.  So many cute things on here but some other favorites that didn’t make the collage include these adorable snowflake notecards, this festive iPhone case that will be easy to find in a pitch black purse and this gold and white wrapping paper to gift it all in!

White and Gold Holiday

Clockwise From Top Left:  Bubbly Gold Decanter (and I love the matching champagne glasses) – $40 // Reiko Kaneko Drip Tease Mug Set – $85 // Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Bee Earrings – $80 // Kate Spade Scented Candle – $40 // Anthropologie Giraffe Trinket Dish (love) – $16 // Fornash Park Avenue Necklace – $123 // CWonder Monogram Jewelry Box – $78 // Sonia Kashuk Cosmetic Brush Set – $30 // Jonathan Adler Carnaby Zebra Dish – $32 // Sugar Paper Cabana Notebook – $16 // Kate Spade Carousel Bangle Watch (or try this blinged out version for some amazing sparkle) – $225 // Water Masai Earrings (these are just gorgeous) – $132 // Sugar Paper Gold Dot Coasters (set of 15) – $26 //  Anthropologie Measuring Hedgies (I mean…could these be any cuter???) – $36

C.Wonder Sample Sale

6 Nov

By Whitney

Yesterday I stopped by the first-ever C.Wonder sample sale and found some pretty great items at even better prices.  It was such a fun and colorful pop up store and based on the line, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way!  Clutches were $25, sweaters and knits (some from this season) were $25 – $50 and I scored an amazing quilted jacket (similar here) from last season for $75.  The home section was full of great stuff and if you had a small dog, you could pretty much dress them for the next year.  If you have time, stop by!

C.Wonder Sample Sale – Tuesday November 5th – Saturday November 9th (10AM – 4PM; all other days 10AM – 7PM)

260 Fifth Avenue (b/n 28th and 29th)





Samantha Faye for BaubleBar

30 Jul

By Whitney

Baublebar launched a collection a little while ago that I just had to feature because it is so cute.  Samantha Faye and her fun and whimsical designs have made it to the BB storefront and I am just loving these little pendants.  The  pineapple is just too cute or maybe I should add another lobster to my collection!

BaubleBar-  Samantha Freye

Samantha Faye for BaubleBar – $54 – $85